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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 173v
Psalm 120 (Vulg., 119).
Initial A, formed by two fantastic animals, one with foliate tendrils enclosing male beggar, wearing flat-topped hood, holding staff and bowl.
Psalm 121 (Vulg., 120).
Initial L formed by two fantastic animals, one biting the other with foliate tail and open jaws from which emerges male musician playing viol.
Line ending: escutcheon of gules, a cross argent.
Line ending: long-eared hybrid animal with two bodies.
Line ending: three escutcheons, the first Boisleux, the second Neuville-Vitasse, and the third, gules, a bordure argent.
Line ending: hybrid man, armed with sword and shield (buckler), encountering nude man, indicating hindquarters with right hand, holding stick in left hand, and looking back (Scene, Obscaena).
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.
Text page of Office of the Dead, Vespers, Psalms 120 (Vulg., 119) and 121 (Vulg., 120).
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